We’ve received lots of books recently, not that were complaining. So it’s another book review today.
Shouty Kid:How Harry Riddles got nearly almost famous is the third instalment in the Shouty Kid series.
My boys have both read Shouty Kid book 1, and they both really enjoyed this new book as it’s more of the same basically.
Author Simon Mayle has come up with such a clever writing style for the Shouty Kid books. Rather than have a written story, like Diary of a Wimpy Kid the story is told in a series of daily entries. However Shouty Kid is very much a book for the younger generation of today. Diary entries are replaced by Emails, Text messages complete with Emojis and Forum posts.
It is a brilliant way to connect with young readers, as it’s so true to life. As if they are anything like my oldest son his social life is conducted totally over Xbox messages with people with silly usernames just like Harry.
I’m sure that’s definitely why my sons have had such an instant connection with ShoutyKid. Neither of them wanted to put the book down when they’d started. Jacob got very impatient, as he had to wait for big brother to finish until he could read it.
The book follows Harry and his quest to win a Battle of the Bands competition at school. In-between theres Dad’s plans to take the whole family sailing around the world for 2 years. How can Harry become a star if he’s stuck on a boat in the ocean?
As with the first book my favourite part is reading the various emails and letters that Harry sends to random celebrities. Bob Geldof, Ozzy Osbourne, Vladimir Putin, He even writes to Mick Fleetwood! I love that some of the email and postal addresses for these celebrities are genuine. It adds a sense of credibility to the letters.
We all really enjoyed Shouty Kid:How Harry Riddles got nearly almost famous, and I would recommend it to readers from age 8 to teenagers. Available now from the usual bookshops or click here for the Amazon link